Hello, My Name Is...

Amber Fields

<Howdy! My name is Amber Fields and I am so excited to be teaching 5th grade Science & Social Studies at O.C.Taylor this year!!!  This is my 13th year in Education, my third year at OCT,  and I'm excited to continue growing and learning new things alongside these sweet kiddos! I graduated from Texas A&M University ~WHOOP!~ back in 2008, and have been teaching since fall 2009!  I also just completed my Masters (M. Ed) in Curriculum & Instruction through Texas Tech University in December!
My husband works in Construction and Business Development and we have the sweetest little toddler running our lives! Her name is Kelly and she is my sunshine!

I believe in creating relevant, engaging, and real-world learning experiences for our students. Think of 5th grade as "putting a neat little bow" on everything from elementary as we get ready to move on to middle school next year! I love to combine our cross-curricular skills within projects and incorporate multiple mediums in order to include student voice and expression as they demonstrate their mastery of skills throughout the units. While there are testing parameters to consider, my focus will always be the whole-child, along with their entire body of work they have completed over the year. All students can and will grow!
It's going to be an amazing year!!!